Wayne Smith (musician)

Wayne Smith (musician)

Wayne Smith (born 5 December 1965, Waterhouse, Kingston, Jamaica) is a Jamaican reggae musician.

His 1985 recording of "(Under Me) Sleng Teng", is generally regarded as the beginning of ragga style reggae. The rhythm was created on a Casio MT-40 and is based on the riff from Eddie Cochran's "Somethin' Else". Although there are a number of conflicting stories about how it was first found, the commonly accepted view is that Wayne Smith and Noel Davy discovered it. It is a pattern allegedly found in the Casio MT-40. [Manuel, P. & Marshal, W. "The Riddim Method: Aesthetics, Pracitce, and Ownership in Jamaican Dancehall". Popular Music (2006) 25:3. Cambridge University Press, pp. 447-470 ]


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